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Smart homes are becoming more common as people push the boundaries of digital technology to help them look after their health and security, control their carbon footprint and make living easier. The Lauterette home in Northern . ○You can forget ...
August 27, 2015
Audrey Hoffer: Smart homes, wise choices
Smart homes are becoming more common as people push the boundaries of digital technology to help them look after their health and security, control their carbon footprint and make living easier. The Lauterette You can put a keypad switch on the ...
September 6, 2015
Sleepless in America: How Digital Devices Keep Us Up All Night
(NBC NEWS)---Danny Fulton gets into bed every night at 10 p.m., plenty of time for a solid eight hours of rest before his alarm goes off in the morning. But the 31-year-old —who's struggled to sleep all his life — almost never falls asleep before 3 a ...
June 25, 2015
Family wants death penalty for Lakeland woman accused of killing daughter, father
Family members who spoke with Channel 9 on Wednesday said they hope Jessie gets the death penalty. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Jessie got into an argument with Weekly about her new boyfriend at Weekly's home, on Drane Field Road in ...
August 3, 2015
Could new technology solve the Gardner heist?
“The issue now is maybe convincing someone to take the reward money that's on the table,” said Thomas Shamshak, a private investigator and a former police detective and chief in several towns in Massachusetts, who has followed the case. Recently ...
August 15, 2015
Are night shifts killing me?
There has been a steady stream of studies over recent years that suggests long-term night-working is extremely bad for your health. It's a sobering thought for those who have to work at night, writes Sarah Montague. I've been getting up in the dead of ...
July 27, 2015
Pastor stops gunman who interrupted Melbourne church service
He said he was able to turn the table on the robber, who'd been to the church before. "I leaned into him and I pushed him up against the wall," said Snodgrass. The group called police and Melbourne officers arrived in moments, taking Grace into custody....
August 3, 2015
“I have more than 100 switches connected to appliances,” said Jeff Lauterette, director of technology at the National Petroleum Council, who lives with his wife, Cassie, and two children in a three-level, 6,000-square-foot house. They get phone alerts ranging from the playful (the boys are clowning around after bedtime) to the serious (an unknown car or person is on the driveway). “It was dark when we got home at night so we didn’t see it,” Jeff Lauterette said. Chukwuma Ebi, a Nest Labs training representative, said that he pointed a Dropcam out the second-floor window of his home in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to monitor his car. “I can see my car right now,” he said one morning at Best Buy in Washington. The company’s Nest Protect product will send a text message, voice alert and color display if it detects smoke or a carbon monoxide problem. “If a piece of toast burns, you can turn off the alarm from your phone,” Ebi said. “If there’s a carbon monoxide leak, the app will alert the thermostat, and the whole system will automatically shut down. Every day after school, Teresa Dolan’s two boys tap the deadbolt of their home in the Crestwood neighborhood of Washington and walk inside. “We struggled with key inventory, and the idea of handing a key to a strangers left me concerned,” Dolan said.
A judge has denied bond for a Lakeland woman charged with killing her father and 6-year-old daughter. A Polk County judge said Monday that Cheyanne Jessie, 25, will remain in jail on charges that include two counts of first-degree murder and one count of tampering with evidence. Detectives said Jessie killed her daughter, Meredith Jessie, and her father, Mark Weekly, 50, on July 18. Officials said she hid the bodies in a shed owned by Weekly's landlord. Weekly's brothers cried and hugged one another after the judge denied bond for Cheyanne Jessie. Family members who spoke with Channel 9 on Wednesday said they hope Jessie gets the death penalty. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Jessie got into an argument with Weekly about her new boyfriend at Weekly’s home, on Drane Field Road in Lakeland. But bipolarism is no excuse for murder," said Weekly's sister-in-law, Janice Weekly. "She supposedly gets the knife from her father after the father is fighting and slashing at her with the knife and accidentally stabs the 6-year-old. Detectives said Jessie had no injuries to suggest that she had struggled with her father.
The recent discovery of old surveillance footage that energized the investigation into the 1990 Gardner Museum heist has private investigators and analysts questioning how technological advancements can further be utilized to help solve Boston’s... “Technology is really changing the way this case is being handled,” said Chris Marinello, CEO of Art Recovery Group, which maintains an international database of more than 360,000 stolen, looted, or missing works, including 1,000 from Massachusetts. Marinello, who has monitored the Gardner investigation, said technological advancements, such as facial recognition, video enhancement, and fingerprint and DNA analysis — and the development of online databases like his own — may be the tools... Analysts, some with old ties to the Gardner probe, question whether new technology can or has been used to examine pieces of original evidence in the case, such as the duct tape used to tie down the guards on duty that night and the handcuffs... “Any of the original items that were seized at the time of the crime could be retested with better technology now, so that could be one area where they could make some progress,” said Brian Kelly, a lawyer with Nixon Peabody and the former head of...